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Comment: Re:Because Apple (Score 1) 292

by ExploHD (#45137445) Attached to: Irish Government May Close Apple's Biggest Tax Loophole

When a company does business in two different countries you often have overlapping and contradictory tax rules. Think of it as a compatibility problem. I have seen cases where tax rates go over 100%.

Not quite, since taxes paid on income earned overseas is deductible for a business and individual, but they must take the proper credits/deductions. For example, say you earned $30,000 in Somewhereakstan and the income tax rate is 10%, that means you will pay $3,000 in taxes to Somewhereakstan, leaving you with $27,000. You would then pay the taxes on that $27,000; since the US marginal tax rate is 15%, you would be paying $3604 in taxes to the US government*.

*your rates may vary

Comment: Re:Capital versus Operating Expense (Score 1) 658

by ExploHD (#43648205) Attached to: Adobe Creative Suite Going Subscription-Only

The software is no longer an amortizable asset, but instead gets counted as overhead

Both are still a fixed cost that are used to calculate your markup. Either way you will be able to deduct the cost against your taxes; now you'll avoid the up-front expense and having to do deductions over it's useful life.

Comment: Re:Do what they do to hourly workers. (Score 1) 381

You presume that most companies give a crap about the law. Instead lawyers are hired and loopholes are discovered. You just quoted "...authorized by the employee in writing...". I guarantee that this provision is included within the employee handbook and a signature from the employee to agree to such provisions is almost always a condition of employment.

Hobby Lobby requires you to sign a binding arbitration clause, for employment, before they will even accept your application.

Comment: Re:Everything gave us civilization (Score 4, Interesting) 325

by ExploHD (#43199637) Attached to: How Beer Gave Us Civilization
Vessels that had been used for making beer are identified by beer specific chemical traces on the inside of conatiners. Soot residue is a terrible indicator; and no, you do not need to place a container on the fire to boil water. You can boil water in water-tight weaved baskets by placing rocks that have come off of the fire. They hold a lot of heat and with multiple rocks you can boil for as long as you need.

A triangle which has an angle of 135 degrees is called an obscene triangle.